Radiation Oncology/Cancer Syndromes/VHL

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Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

  • wikipedia entry
  • Affected organs may include kidneys, retinas, brain, spinal cord, adrenals, pancreas, inner ear, or the scrotum; hemangioblastoma of the CNS, retinal angiomas, endolymphatic sac tumors, clear cell renal carcinoma, neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas, pheochromocytoma
  • Tumor suppressor gene: VHL (3p26)
  • Please also see the hypoxia chapter